Will Hazzard is 20 years old and autistic. He had a love of art from a young age but art became a form of therapy with his autism diagnosis at age 9. His work aims for a connection with animals and the environment and the land he lives on.

His work is often inspired by personal encounters with nature and his paintings represent life cycles and a spiritual connection with the earth.

His paintings often feature built up layers of paint to simulate his need for things to be tactile.

Will Hazzard and Billy the Cockatoo


Solo Exhibitions

Australiana Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo (1-31 October 2019)

Parrots Gang Gang Gallery, Lithgow (28 June – 15 July 2019)

Superposition Lithgow Library (1 – 30 June 2018)

Share The Earth Charles Sturt University, Dubbo (2 April – 28 May 2018)


Joint Exhibition

Mother & Son (with Kelly Hazzard) Lithgow Library (24 October – 30 November 2019)

Group Exhibitions

Christmas Art Fair Gang Gang Galley, Lithgow (9 December 2021 – 30 January 2022)
2021 Accessible Arts online exhibition (9 August – 9 September)
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2021 Sims Waste 2 Art regional competition Outback Arts Creative Centre, Coonamble (19 July – 3 September)
TAE21 Exhibition Cheltenham, United Kingdom (May 2021)
Christmas Collection Gang Gang Galley, Lithgow (December 2020 – January 2021)
Not Your Puzzle: Autistic Voices for Autistic Equity Kanawha County Public Library, Charleston, West Virginia, USA (7-31 October 2020)
Beauty of The Beast Gang Gang Galley, Lithgow (21 August – 21 September 2020)INVITE BEAUTY OF THE BEAST copy

TAE20 Exhibition William H. Miller Studios, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA (4-8 September 2020)

Summer Exhibition Gang Gang Gallery, Lithgow (December 2019 – January 2020)

upstART 2019 Cowra Regional Art Gallery (24 November – 8 December 2019)

Under 500 Gang Gang Gallery, Lithgow (1 November – 9 December 2019)

HERE/NOW Orange Art Gallery (12-28 July 2019)

TAE19 Exhibition Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland (11-13 May 2019)

Textures of One Blayney (15-17 March 2019)

Autumn Art Exhibitions Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (14 March – 6 June 2019)

upstART 2018 Cowra Regional Art Gallery (24 November – 9 December 2018)

Tarana Art Prize Tarana Hotel (23 November – 2 December 2018)

Art Exchange Nagoya City Museum, Japan (21 – 25 November 2018)

Lithgow Skulls 18 Lithgow Halloween Festival, (12 – 27 October 2018)

Upst-Arts Exhibition (Dubbo Dream Festival) Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo (6 October – 3 November 2018)

LCAP (Lithgow Contemporary Arts Prize) Gang Gang Galley, Lithgow (6 – 30 July 2018)

Tremain’s Heritage Art Prize Tremain’s Mill, Bathurst (12- 26 May 2018)

TAE18 Exhibition Strathnairn Arts, Canberra (7 – 28 April 2018)

Autumn Art Exhibitions Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick (8 March – 31 May 2018)

Feast Of Artists Charles Sturt University, Dubbo (2 February – 26 March 2018)

Operation Art 2018 Touring 50
Cowra Regional Art Gallery (20 December 2017 – 24 February 2018)
Art Gallery of NSW (21 March – 2 April 2018)
Tamworth Regional Gallery (10 April – 25 May 2018)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba (30 June – 19 August 2018)
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (12 – 25 November 2018)
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney (December 2018 – 31 January 2019)

upstART 2017 Cowra Regional Art Gallery (December 2017)

Operation Art 2017 Touring 50
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (4 February – 19 March 2017)
Art Gallery of NSW (13 – 23 April 2017)
Cowra Regional Art Gallery (15 May – 10 June 2017)
The Glasshouse Regional Gallery (30 June – 28 August 2017)
Maitland Regional Art Gallery (16 September – 19 November 2017)
Wollongong Art Gallery (5 December 2017 – 2 January 2018)

Invincible (Artshed) Tremain’s Mill, Bathurst (30 June – 14 July 2017)

Lost World Ironfest, Lithgow (20 April – 7 May 2017)

TAE17 Exhibition The Arts House, Stratford upon Avon, United Kingdom (2 – 19 April 2017)

BVRG Young Archies 2017 Bega Valley Regional Art Gallery (24 March – 13 May 2017)

Natural Spaces and Faces (Artshed) Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (2 – 16 December 2016)

Artshed exhibition DL invite FINAL

200 Plants and Animals Exhibition (Bathurst Community Climate Action Network) Bathurst Chase (16 – 25 October 2015)




2021 Sims Waste 2 Art regional competition Winner Colin Jones Memorial Award


Waste To Art (Bathurst) 1st Open


upstART 2019 (Cowra Art Gallery) Winner (mixed media)

Evans Arts Council Art Exhibition (Bathurst) Winner Junior section.

Coles Community Shopping Bag design competition National winner

Royal Bathurst Show Brett Whiteley Memorial Young Painters Award

Lithgow Show Grand Champion Junior exhibit

Blayney Show Champion Junior exhibit

6th annual Textures of One (Blayney) Winner Junior section

Rydal Show Grand Champion exhibit & Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Prize for most successful exhibitor


Tarana Art Prize Winner Mini Moo

Tremain’s Heritage Art Prize Joint Winner (junior section)

New Harrington art competition (Foreshore House, The Rocks) Winner (open)

Royal Bathurst Show Champion Senior Secondary art and Rural Achievers Award

Waste To Art (NSW final) Highly Commended Secondary School 2D art

Waste To Art (Bathurst) 1st Secondary School 2D art

NSW ACT Young Achievers Awards Top 4 Finalist, Art & Fashion Category (Masonic Centre, Sydney, 20 April 2018)

Autism CRC Digital Art Competition Highly Commended

Blayney Show Champion Junior Exhibit and Best Art and Craft Exhibit (open)

Rydal Show Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Prize for most successful exhibitor and Jean Perry Prize for Best Animal Painting

Bathurst Youth Arts Award 2017 Winner (26 January 2018)


upstART (Cowra Regional Art Gallery) Winner Year 10

Advocate for Children and Young People Design Competition Winner

NSW Department of Education
Design used for posters, invitations, awards, and t-shirts for 12 concerts:
Festival of Choral Music (Sydney Opera House)
Festival of Instrumental Music (Sydney Opera House)
Primary Proms (Sydney Town Hall).

Operation Art Selected for ‘Touring 50’

Evans Arts Council exhibition Bathurst ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner

BVRG Young Archies 2017 competition (Bega Valley Regional Art Gallery) Highly commended

139th Annual Royal Blayney Show Champion Junior Entry and Supreme Champion exhibit of all show entries, adult or junior.

4th Annual Textures of One Art Festival, Blayney ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner

IronfestLithgow One of 10 finalists in “Lost World” Art competition.

Royal Bathurst Show Champion Senior Secondary art

Sofala Show 1st Children’s and Open Novice sections

Save The Frogs Highly Commended. Winning artist for Australia.


Operation Art ANSTO Senior Award and selected for ‘Touring 50’

Welcome Rhino Sculpture Design Competition, Dubbo – Winner

Royal Bathurst Show Champion Junior Secondary art

Orange Show 4 1st prizes

JTAN Nengajo competition: “Year of The Monkey” – winner


Neighbour Day National Photographic Competition – Winner “My Neighbourhood” section

Royal Bathurst Show Champion Junior Secondary art

#Bathsy200 (part of Bathurst 200th anniversary) stencil art competition – Winner ‘Cox’s Road” section

The Oberon Village Art Competition art acquired

art + disability expo 2015 Accessible Arts, Carriageworks, Sydney : Photographic Competition winner